Shafaq News/ A delegation from the Shiite coordination framework, which includes most of the Shiite forces with the exception of the Sadrist movement, intends to visit the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday.
An informed source told Shafaq News Agency, “The delegation will be headed by Nuri al-Maliki and will hold talks with the Kurdish political forces regarding the formation of the new Iraqi government.”
The Sadrist bloc topped the final election results, with 73 seats, while the Taqaddam alliance came in second with 37 seats, and the State of Law coalition came third with 33 seats.
Shafaq News/ A source in the coordination framework of the Shiite forces revealed on Monday that an “important” meeting will be held between the framework forces and the Sadrist bloc, after the Federal Court announced its final decision regarding the appeals submitted by the forces rejecting the results.
The court is scheduled to hear the appeals next Wednesday.
The special source told Shafak News Agency, “The information received from the Federal Court indicates that the last session will be decisive towards deciding on the appeals, as it will not cancel the election results, as there is no political agreement to cancel it.”
He explained that “the session may reveal the decision to re-count and comprehensive manual sorting for some provinces, namely Baghdad, Babil, Najaf, Salah al-Din, and Nineveh, and Dhi Qar province may join them, and the latter may be 25 percent.”
The source added that “the forces of the coordination framework will meet with the Sadrist bloc following the announcement of the court’s decision, as the positive messages exchanged between the framework and al-Sadr call for holding an open meeting in addition to agreeing on the general lines to form a simple majority that paves the way for the formation of the government in accordance with the principles of the majority.”
He pointed out that “more than one scenario is proposed for negotiation or discussion between the framework and the Sadrist bloc, including the merger into one bloc, the alliance with the Sunni House and the Kurdish forces, and the formation of an expanded majority government that may have a longer life than all previous governments, as it will be launched from unified visions and a comprehensive national service program that meets The aspirations of the stage and the Iraqi street.
And he added, “Or it is possible to go to form a consensual government that is subject to the moods of the forces controlling the political scene, and it would almost be the least fortunate scenario, given that everyone was certain that consociationalism did not achieve the aspirations of the Iraqis.”
He added, “The coming days will witness many accelerated events that will pave the way for a new phase that will be protected by national legal frameworks and agreements, not partisan.”
The forces of the coordination framework oppose the election results, claiming that they are fraudulent, and file a complaint with the Federal Court to cancel it.
The Sadrist bloc topped the election results with 73 seats, and is seeking to form a majority government unlike the previous governments that were formed by consensus among all the winners, which the framework objects to and seeks to find a foothold in the new formation.
Baghdad / Obelisk: The Joint Operations Command announced, on Monday, December 20, 2021, that the American combat forces have completed their complete withdrawal from Ain Al-Assad base in Anbar Governorate.
Operations spokesman Tahsin al-Khafaji said, in a press statement that Al-Masala followed, that “the American forces have completed their complete withdrawal from the Ain al-Assad base, and only the advisers are left, and these are their role to advise only.”
He added, “As for the Al-Harir base, a special security delegation will go to this base during the next few days to follow up the process of withdrawing US combat forces from there.”
He pointed out that the official announcement of the withdrawal of all US combat forces from Iraq, on December 31.
Information/Baghdad.. Legal expert Tariq Harb revealed, on Monday, that the Federal Court has finished studying all the details and evidence regarding the appeals submitted against the election results, indicating that the next session will witness setting a date for the verdict and will not be postponed. Harb said in a statement to Al-Maalouma, “The Federal Supreme Court does not intend to postpone the session on electoral appeals to another, but will set the date for issuing the rulings.” He added, “After the decision is issued, the court will ratify the election results if there are no changes, and the names will be sent for publication, and then the first session of the House of Representatives will be held.” Harb explained, “The session will be early next year, after the House of Representatives approves the names and then sends them to the Presidency of the Republic, which will call for the Council to convene within 15 days from the date of approval.” End / 25 D
Shafaq News / The Ministry of Finance and Economy of Kurdistan Region announced, on Monday, that 200 billion Iraqi dinars have reached its bank account, for the purpose of financing the salaries of the region’s employees.
The ministry stated in a brief statement, received by Shafaq News Agency, that “at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, an amount of 200 billion Iraqi dinars arrived from Baghdad to the Kurdistan Region, according to the agreement.”
The branch of the Central Bank of Iraq in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, deposited the amount in the bank account of the Kurdistan Ministry of Finance and Economy, in order to finance salaries for employees and workers in the public sector.
The Kurdistan Regional Government had attributed the end of last month to the slow process of distributing salaries to the lack of all internal revenues as necessary.
It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi decided last June to disburse 200 billion dinars as an advance allocated to pay the monthly salaries of the region’s employees.
Government officials in Kurdistan confirm that without this monthly funding that Baghdad sends to the region, it is difficult to pay the salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees and retirees in full and without deduction.
The regional government provides the rest of the amounts for the disbursement of salaries from the internal financial revenues in Kurdistan.